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Document number: 4654
Date: 17 Jul 1875
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SMITH George (2)
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 22846 (envelope)
Last updated: 12th November 2012

July 17th 1875

My dear Sir

I am in daily hope of seeing you as I thought you proposed coming to London An American Assyriologist named Rev. Selah Merrill <1> is anxious to po

ssess a copy of the third part of your Glossary <2> and I promised to ask you to give him one, could you do so? If you like I will forward it to him he is now in Palestine.

We have finished the Vol IV of Cun. Inscrip and I will post you proofs in a few days, I expect the volume will be issued next month

Yours very truly
George Smith

H. Fox Talbot Esq

[envelope, blindstamped "British Museum" on flap:]
H. Fox Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey
Near Chippenham


Notes:

1. Rev Selah Merrill (b. 1837), explorer, archaeologist and diplomat.

2. WHFT, "Contributions towards a Glossary of the Assyrian Language," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland; part I, n.s. v. 3, 1868, pp. 1-64: part II, n.s. v. 4, 1870, pp. 1-80; part III, n.s. v. 6, 1873, pp. i-lxxx. This series was also issued as three offprints bound into one in 1874.

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